H3 have been working with the University of Manchester's medical students and staff to share awareness and best practise to support homeless patients.
The H4 Hospital project run by H3 has successfully been supporting homeless patients in Stockport through safe discharge, integration with community health care and support to reduce the use of crisis services.
Last year we were approached by a newly formed Homeless Healthcare Society run by medical students at the University of Manchester to share our experiences and learning.
In November we were delighted to deliver an awareness and training session to students at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. This was led by our Health Advocate who captured the interest of those present and inspired demand for more training and information in this area.
We are pleased to announce that, with our support, the University of Manchester Medical School is now trialling a Homeless Healthcare session as part of the communications training for new doctors. This will be rolled out to all students in their third year of study. The University of Manchester's Medical School is the biggest in the country and this intervention will reach over 400 medics and future doctors.
Our aim is to ensure that people experiencing homelessness are able to access the best possible support in hospital and we see this as a big step forward toward that goal. By training medics we will be able to influence practise in the future and ensure that the best practise we have developed reaches patients we will never even meet.
We would like to thank the Homeless Healthcare Society and the University of Manchester Medical School for seeing the value in this work and for making change happen.
If you would like more information about the training and awareness session that we provide please do get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org